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Rudi’s Gluten-Free Bakery Gourmet Grilled Cheese

December 21, 2010

As bread fans, we think the grilled cheese is a must have when it comes to sandwiches. If you are looking to put a gourmet twist on a traditional classic, this recipe may be just what the gluten-free chef called for. Created by Justin Cucci, chef and owner of Denver’s popular Root Down Restaurant, this Gourmet Grilled Cheese sandwich is sure to please even the pickiest of gluten-free eaters.

Created by Justin Cucci, Root Down chef and owner

Makes 20 servings


  • 3½ pounds roma tomatoes , large dice
  • 1 small onion brulee, chopped
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1&½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon coriander
  • ¼ teaspoon cumin
  • ¼ cup sherry vinegar
  • 1 each lemon


Put all ingredients in a 2-quart pot. Bring to a gentle boil, and then reduce heat to a simmer. Cook until thickened into a jam-like consistency, about 3 hours. Keep an eye on the pot to make sure the jam does not burn.

Combine a heaping tablespoon of the jam with around 3 slices of your favorite cheese – we recommend Potato Chip Gouda – and two slices of Rudi’s Gluten-Free Bakery Multigrain Sandwich Bread in a buttered pan to cook the final grilled cheese sandwich.